NTSB Identification: FTW83LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22277.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 1983 in VAN HORN, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N5990J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A RAVINE AFTER LEAVING THE RWY DURING A CROSSWIND LANDING. THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON A CROSS COUNTRY AND WAS MAKING AND ENROUTE LANDING. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE 2700 RT PRIVATE GRAVEL STRIP THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 06. HE SAID HE WS AWARE OF A CROSSWIND BUT FELT IT W AS NOT TOO BAD OR THAT IT WARRANTED A RETURN TO MIDLAND WITHOUT LANDING. AFTER TOUCHDOWN A GUST OF WIND SWERVED THE ACFT INTO A SMALL RAVINE. THE COLLISION SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR AND DAMAGED OTHER PARTS OF THE ACFT. THE PILOT REPORED THE WIND FROM THE EAST AT 25 KTS GUSTING TO 30 KTS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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